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Politics & Voting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Political Climate in Philadelphia, PA is Strongly liberal.

Philadelphia County, PA is Strongly liberal. In Philadelphia County, PA 82.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 15.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 2.4% voted Independent.

Philadelphia county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Philadelphia county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 82.3% to 15.3%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Philadelphia, PA is Strongly liberal

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is Strongly liberal.

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

Pennsylvania is Leaning conservative.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: D D D D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Philadelphia, PA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 120,270 contributions totaling $55,485,526 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $461 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,770 contributions totaling $3,348,834 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $495 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Philadelphia    132 Reviews
    Philadelphia is garbage - 9/25/2019
    Lived in this crime-ridden, overcrowded, trashy, corrupted city for most of my life. First of all, when driving in Philadelphia—you will immediately know because of all... Read More

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    City of Brotherly Love my ass! - 4/8/2019
    I spent the worst two years of my adult life here by far. It has a very antagonist flair where the people don’t need to have a reason to harass you or by nasty. I... Read More

    Philly has always been my home. - 2/22/2019
    I grew up in Philadelphia and continue to reside here. I have lived in several different areas of the city over the years, and have watched neighborhoods change.... Read More


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